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Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu by train

It takes an average of 3h 10m to travel from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu by train, over a distance of around 69 miles (111 km). There are normally 14 trains per day travelling from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu and tickets for this journey start from $37.46 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 56m
PriceFrom $37.46
Distance69 miles (111 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
Departure stationGenève Cornavin
Arrival stationLyon Part-Dieu
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF, Flixbus, Regiojet, TGV Lyria

Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu train times

Check out the next trains departing from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu for Saturday May 15th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
05:14 Genève Cornavin07:22 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96550 SNCF Get tickets2h 8m, direct
06:14 Genève Cornavin08:26 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96552 SNCF Get tickets2h 12m, direct
07:14 Genève Cornavin09:22 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96554 SNCF Get tickets2h 8m, direct
09:30 Genève Cornavin11:22 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96558 SNCF Get tickets1h 52m, direct
10:00 Genève Cornavin12:52 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96634 SNCF Get tickets2h 52m, 1 change
11:30 Genève Cornavin13:25 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96562 SNCF Get tickets1h 55m, direct
12:14 Genève Cornavin14:22 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96564 SNCF Get tickets2h 8m, direct
13:30 Genève Cornavin15:25 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96566 SNCF Get tickets1h 55m, direct
15:30 Genève Cornavin17:25 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96570 SNCF Get tickets1h 55m, direct
16:42 Genève Cornavin18:52 Lyon Part-DieuTER 96646 SNCF Get tickets2h 10m, 1 change

SNCF, TGV Lyria and TER trains from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu

You can travel from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu on SNCF, TGV Lyria and TER trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

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TGV Lyria links France to Switzerland and can travel at a maximum speed of 200 mph (320 km/h). Resulting from the collaboration between SNCF and SBB, TGV Lyria has three comfort classes on all trains. Standard (equivalent to the Second Class TGV, with comfortable seats), Standard 1ère (with more legroom and access to the SNCF show Grand Voyageur at the Gare de Lyon in Paris) and Business 1ère (available all week except Saturday, on some lines only).

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

Cheap train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu

The price of train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu starts at $37.46 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu

Want to know more about your journey from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu take?

The average journey time by train between Genève Cornavin and Lyon Part-Dieu is 3 hours and 10 minutes, with around 14 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Genève Cornavin and Lyon Part-Dieu by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu is 1 hour and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu cost?

Train tickets from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu can start from as little as $37.46 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu leave?

The first train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu leaves at 05:38. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu leave?

The last train from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu leaves at 09:16. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Genève Cornavin and Lyon Part-Dieu by train?

Trains travelling from Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu cover a distance of around 69 miles (111 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Genève Cornavin to Lyon Part-Dieu for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/15/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 05/21/2021 for travel on 05/21/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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